Monday, August 23, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Kids love cupcakes. It's just a fact of life. There's just something about a little one-serving cake that appeals to children.

And let's not forget the appeal for adults, either. Who doesn't love cupcakes?

So I came up with a simple recipe that combined chocolate and peanut butter and satisfied everyone's sweet tooth. The hidden peanut butter surprise in each cupcake was a wonderful addition. And the frosting was so simple and tasty!

Here's what you need:

1 chocolate cake mix (and the ingredients to make it!)
24 mini Reese cups, unwrapped
1 can vanilla frosting (or you can make your own)
1/3 cup peanut butter
chocolate sprinkles, optional

Mix up the cake mix according to the directions on the package. Divide the batter between 24 cupcake liners (or grease 24 muffin cups). Place a Reese cup in each and cover with batter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 16-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

While the cupcakes are cooling, make the peanut butter frosting. Place the vanilla frosting in a bowl. Beat in the peanut butter until well blended and smooth.

Frost each cupcake and top with sprinkles, if desired. The easiest way to put sprinkles on cupcakes is by dipping, not sprinkling. Maybe they should be called dippers instead of sprinkles?

Believe me, there is much less mess this way! And the sprinkles stick instead of tumbling off. Just pour some sprinkles into a shallow bowl and dip the cupcake into it. Easy and mess-free! The sprinkles are, of course, totally optional. But kids love 'em!

Now peel off the cupcake liner and enjoy!

For more yummy recipes, visit Blessed with Grace's Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.


  1. I love surprise cupcakes. Someone made something like this for me once, and I thought it was so fun! -

  2. This look awesome. I know I couldn't just eat one. Stopping from SITS!

  3. We have a peanut butter and chocolate addict here who is drooling all over the keyboard! I love the surprise tucked inside!